🎥 Commemorating a Special Day for Because of Sam!
- Crushing it all over tv, radio and print media with star Samuel Piazza, his mom Ruth Piazza, and Jeffrey Kamis of PDQ;
- Being able to later add into the movie the scene with Thaddeus Bullard aka WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil;
- Getting an avalanche of glowing testimonials (to include Ruth, Titus O’Neil, Mayor Jane Castor, and PDQ leadership);
- Winning the Tampa’s Downtown Partnership Urban Excellence People’s Choice Award (we beat out some BIG Tampa fish, too);
- Getting Commendations from the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County, Florida Government County Commission;
- Presenting underwritten screenings to local schools and groups—including two schools Sam attended Gaither High School and Carrollwood Day School;
- BUT, this video clip I shot of Sam and Ruth the day we were interviewed by the Tampa Bay Times at Tampa Theatre is my ALL TIME favorite memory:
Independent film on a shoestring budget is not an easy journey. You have to be a tenacious, detailed-oriented artist who is willing to make sacrifices, with the ability to persuade others that your story is worth telling.
You also must have an honest, talented, caring “core” team around you—and I do in Sandi Eveleth, Tammy Ann Roebuck, Kelly Hickman, and the music team: Shorne Callahan, Tommy Cicero, and Marc Freeman. These artists are AMAZING and care about this movie and I am forever grateful to them for their contributions.
Because of Sam is transforming how the world views people with disabilities and inspires all people to pursue their dreams.”
It pains me that due to COVID19, our community screenings are on hold and our ability to touch lives has ceased.
I’ve been working hard to get the movie prepared for VOD (video on demand) so that the entire world can see it online.
This takes extra time and money – and we are slowly but surely getting closer to that launch.
We also have goals of creating a closed-captioned version and translating the movie into languages other than English. Again, this takes time and money.
If you’d like to help take Because of Sam to the next level with VOD, please go here to make a contribution and I’ll add your name to the website for gifts of $500 or more:
If you or your company would like to be a major hero as a Presenting Sponsor and get your name or logo in the movie before we launch it online, this starts at $10,000. Please contact me at (813) 610-3132 to learn more.
Thank you all for your support!